|Common Disqualifiers for Public Safety Positions|
Below is a list of the most common areas that may disqualify an applicant for a Police Officer position with the Irvine Police Department.
If you have a question regarding any of these areas, please contact Lieutenant Pat Hurtado at (949) 724-7143.
- Use of marijuana, hashish, or cocaine within the last 12 months.
- Use of cocaine more than 5 times within the last 3 years.
- Use of LSD or heroin at anytime.
- Sale of marijuana, drugs, or narcotics at any time.
- Abuse of pharmeceutical drugs as an adult (18 years+).
- Knowingly remaining in place where narcotics were used.
- Experimentation with barbiturates, amphetamines, or hallucinogenics, other than LSD.
- Use of non-prescription steroids within the last 12 months.
- Felony conviction.
- On probation or parole.
- Adult conviction for a property related offense.
- Theft from any employer as an adult in excess of $100.00 (property or cash).
- Sex act for which criminal prosecution would have resulted had the incident been reported.
- Unable to obtain a valid California drivers license.
- Unable to obtain motor vehicle insurance.
- DUI conviction within the past 3 years.
- More than 1 DUI conviction, including reckless driving with alcohol.
- Conviction of 4 or more moving violations.
- Revocation/suspension of drivers license within the past 3 years.
- At fault in 3 traffic accidents within the last 5 years.
- Continued responses indicating deception on questions asked.
- Attempts to defeat the machine (i.e., holding breath, hyperventilating, or taking drugs/alcohol before testing).
- Withholding information from polygraph examiner.
- Admissions to conduct unacceptable.
- Failure to meet the standards as determined by the department psychologist (written and oral interview).
Physically incapable of safely performing job duties pursuant to ADA regulations.
- Falsification and/or omission of any data on personal history statement.
- Untruthfulness to the background investigator.
- Not U.S. citizen or resident alien having filed for citizenship within the last 12 months.
- Inability to communicate with a variety of types of people as is expected of a police officer.
- Unfavorable work history (discipline, firing, attendance problems, etc.).
- Signs of immaturity from background investigator.
NOTE: This list is not all inclusive and other information or facts revealed in the detailed background investigation may also be sufficient to disqualify an applicant.